90 Second Boxing Tips – 2 Right Hand Options

90 Second Boxing Tips – 2 Right Hand Options

by Fran on January 12, 2017


In this latest installment of 90 Second Boxing Tips I want to give you a couple of options to vary the angle of your power hand – the back hand (right hand for orthodox, left hand for southpaw).

So why would you want to vary the angle of the punch? Well in simple terms it’s about offensive prowess. Making small adjustments and being aware of them as you use punches will make you a much more difficult person to defend against. The trajectory of a punch is super-important.

Here is the video and then below are some thoughts:

Rotation and Timing

As those of you who have spent any time working with my coaching videos will know, I am a zealot when it comes to how your feet drive everything. Many of my boxing tips cover boxing footwork for very good reason.

In this boxing training video, I want to keep it really simple. When you use your right hand, if you want to make it super-straight, leave throwing the punch until late in the rotation of the body.

If you want the punch to travel at an angle, a different trajectory towards the target, release the punch earlier in the rotation of the body.

Remember, this is all driven from the rear foot and the front leg must bend in order to accommodate the hip rotation. Check out the video on the straight back hand and on the long range right hook for more insights.

If you have any questions or any suggestions for 90 second boxing tips that you would like to see then post them below.



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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kurt Davis January 13, 2017 at 7:05 am

hi Fran, I love these tips. Can I ask, in the 2nd option you say that the punch is released earlier in the rotation of the body. Does this mean that it’s easier for the opponent to see and so should be used sparingly? Thanks.


Fran January 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Hi Kurt. Not necessarily, the speed compensates, but mixing stuff up and using small adjustments is really positive.


Kurt Davis January 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Thanks Fran. I like the long-range right uppercut/ right cross option too but you’ve got to drop your fist a bit before throwing it which is a bit risky.


Fran January 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

YEs Kurt, suppose so, but only a tiny amount of drop 🙂


Bobbie January 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for the great video Fran. Is it okay to slip to your left slightly after throwing the right cross to take your head off centre line and so avoid being countered?


Fran January 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Yes Bobbie. Like anything when slipping left, keep that lead hand up 🙂


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